If I Can Shop and Bank Online, Why Can’t I Vote Online?

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February 25, 2017

by David Jefferson, Computer Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 1 ], member, Verified Voting Foundation Board, Board of Directors, California Voter Foundation If I Can Shop and Bank Online, Why Can’t I Vote Online? There is widespread pressure around the country today for the introduction of some form of Internet voting in public elections that would allow people […]


Did City Hall overpay for the OLD POST OFFICE?? and if so.. why????

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February 23, 2017

Hi Debbie, I managed to obtain the Appraisal and Purchase Agreement  under F.O.I. for the Old Post Office before the City bought it. According to the appraisal the Current Market Value as of  Oct. 7, 2011 was $660,000.   Please click below to preview the appraisal… {I have the full appraisal in my possession all […]


TIME TO STOP CONFUSING THE VOTING PUBLIC OF CAMBRIDGE

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February 22, 2017

  TIME  TO RETURN TO HAND COUNTED PAPER BALLOTS!! TIME TO REOPEN THE VOTING LOCATIONS TIME TO REOPEN THE VOTING STATIONS TIME FOR THE SENIORS TO HAVE THEIR VOTING LOCATIONS RETURNED TIME TO GET RID OF TABULATORS/INTERNET/TELEPHONE VOTING TIME TO MAKE SURE VOTER REGISTRATION CARDS ARE UP TO DATE TIME TO STOP BLAMING MPAC FOR […]


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Mike Devine reprimanded.. and what did they say about PAM WOLF’S DUI?..

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February 22, 2017

City councillor reprimanded for ‘sexy gramma’ comment Integrity commissioner’s office finds Mike Devine violated code of conduct http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/7152177-city-councillor-reprimanded-for-sexy-gramma-comment/   **EDITORS NOTE** I am not condoning Councillor Devine’s behaviour here.. But I can’t help but think, they took this pretty far..  It’s common knowledge, Councillor Devine  “DARES” to stand up to this Mayor!! {and that’s not […]


Internet voting is just too hackable, say security experts.. { so why is Cambridge using this system?}

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February 20, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Three ballot initiatives have been proposed in California to require the state to allow online voting, but security experts and some voting officials say the technology is nowhere near secure enough for something so crucial as the democratic process. “When people stop me in the supermarket and ask, ‘When am I going to […]


Time for “Big Changes” locally – the anger is not going away

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February 19, 2017

  Speaking to a sea of tuxedoes and ball gowns — and wearing a tuxedo himself — Trudeau sharpened his now familiar pitch to help the middle class. “For business leaders, it’s about thinking beyond your short-term responsibility to your shareholders. You have a equally important long-term responsibility to your workers, their families and the communities […]


The Case for Hand-Counted Paper Ballots by By Jana Nestlerode ( why doesn’t Doug Craig and Council want it?)

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February 18, 2017

The Case for Hand-Counted Paper Ballots There is no foolproof system of voting. But in a country that prides itself for “honoring the will of the people”, the means of determining the will of the people should be guarded zealously. While our ballots must be cast in secret, the counting of our ballots must be […]


Waterloo council rejects Internet voting for 2018 ( again why is Cambridge insisting on it?)

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February 17, 2017

Waterloo council rejects Internet voting for 2018 Pencil and paper ballot Metro Creative Waterloo Chronicle BySamantha Beattie Just like sliced bread, a pencil on a ballot works as well today as it ever has. Related Stories Cambridge mulls referendum on… That’s what delegate and former councillor Scott Witmer said to councillors on Monday night as […]


Waterloo Municipal Elections… everyone has an opinion, most are the current elected officials.. and the clerks paid for by the city..

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February 16, 2017

City clerk argues against ranked ballots for municipal elections http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/5792959-city-clerk-argues-against-ranked-ballots-for-municipal-elections/ Ranked ballots are the right way to go http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/opinion-story/6719999-ranked-ballots-are-the-right-way-to-go/ City will work out details on ranked ballots http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/6724627-city-will-work-out-details-on-ranked-ballots/ Updated: Experts weigh in on ranked ballots as issue heads to city council http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/6875467-updated-experts-weigh-in-on-ranked-ballots-as-issue-heads-to-city-council/ Voters need a greater voice in Cambridge http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/opinion-story/6879073-voters-need-a-greater-voice-in-cambridge/   Ranked ballots a no-go […]


The Dangers of Internet Voting… { Again, why is Cambridge using internet voting?}

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February 15, 2017

  Revised and Updated July 26, 2016 Those who believe that “voting online is the future” or that it is “possible given current technology” to create a secure online voting system are dangerously mistaken.[1] According to computer experts, Internet voting is vulnerable to cyber-attack and fraud—vulnerabilities inherent in current hardware and software, as well as […]


City looks at tightening local election policy, Current policy too ‘loosey goosey’ says city clerk

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February 14, 2017

editors note.. Included here, are comments from the late Alex Mitchell, ( Clerk for the City of Cambridge ) regarding the questionable 2010 Election. When it was found the Mayor was running his campaign out of City Hall.. In complete violation of the Elections ACT   this ran in the times………….. APRIL 14, 2012 City […]


Democracy won in Court Battle…

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February 13, 2017

Democracy won in Court Battle..{ 2010 Municipal Election} By Staff | January 9, 2014 | 7 Comments | Filed under: 2014 Municipal Election, Community Jun 08, 2011 This ran in the KW Record …………. comments invited below.. RE: the highly questionable 2110 Municipal Election.. Thomas Vann and Debbie Vitez have lost their fight for a new municipal election in Cambridge but […]


Time to shame a low level MAYOR and Council.. Time to support Paul Tavares’s Effort on behalf of the HOMELESS..

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February 12, 2017

Cambridge man to sleep 90 days in cold tent to raise awareness for the homeless Fundraising effort sparks mix of reactions, but is generating conversation about homelessness   Cambridge Times ByLisa Rutledge CAMBRIDGE — In quietly setting up a tent in the freezing temperatures on private land but in public view, Paul Tavares is quickly […]


RE: The Mayor and Council of Cambridge, by E P. Mercer…the pen

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February 11, 2017

So the “so called Mayor” and a few of his followers (councillors) are pointing the finger at social media for their public image of disrespect and deceitful manner they treat us taxpayers. http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/7010804-doug-craig-battles-cynics-with-positive-developments/ The truth hurts; if you have a conscience. People say things about people’s actions, comments and character as they see and hear […]


Security questions remain for online voting initiative (Letter to the Editor)

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February 11, 2017

By Staff | October 6, 2014 | 13 Comments | Filed under: 2014 Municipal Election Cambridge Times CAMBRIDGE– A recent article by Bill Jackson summarized city clerk Michael Di Lullo’s talking points on securing the upcoming municipal election here in Cambridge. He was asked as to whether the new voting options could increase the potential for voter fraud, and his answers […]


Why is Doug Craig still our ” Mayor”, and most of his Puppets still in” Office”..?

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February 9, 2017

Why isn’t anyone questioning how this continues to happen during every Municipal Election? Would it have anything to do with his Creative Elections???.. Cutting polling locations, polling stations.. the use of Tabulators, Internet and Telephone Votes? I have to question with his long long long list of legacy projects, why the residents of this city […]


​David Dill: Why Online Voting Is a Danger to Democracy.. (so why is Cambridge using it? )

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February 8, 2017

If, like a growing number of people, you’re willing to trust the Internet to safeguard your finances, shepherd your love life, and maybe even steer your car, being able to cast your vote online might seem like a logical, perhaps overdue, step. No more taking time out of your workday to travel to a polling […]


City Committee Endorses Ranked Ballot Voting… London Ontario ( so what is Cambridge afraid of?)

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January 26, 2017

Posted: January 25, 2017 07:22 am London is one step closer to becoming the first city in Ontario to use ranked ballots for a municipal campaign. The Corporate Services Committee met Tuesday and voted 3-2 to begin a public consultation process with the ultimate goal of getting rid of the first-past-the-post system currently in use. […]


Is this why Cambridge Council hired their own Integrity commissioner, and Ombudsman?

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January 26, 2017

**Editors note** How else can this guy vote.. ?? The City is PAYING HIM !!!. so he opts to sit on the fence??. { INTERESTING TO SAY THE LEAST! } A bit of Double Standards here? ******************** Integrity commissioner finds mayor’s involvement on task force was ‘reasonable’ Concerns about Craig’s participation also “reasonable” given the […]


Uwe Kretschmann on the Multiplex

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January 17, 2017

  Some people have ask me why I was not, and am not , more involved in the sports complex discussions and presentations to council. There are a number of reasons for that. The first, and perhaps the most important is, that the sports complex, by any measure, is primarily and almost exclusively designed to […]


Frank Monteiro should not be allowed to vote on the Multiplex location

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January 11, 2017

Your City Hall at its finest Cambridge {?} The interview below is your City of Cambridge Council Member FRANK MONTEIRO At a recent 570 news interview, he openly admits to staying away from the MULTIPLEX meetings, because he didn’t want  to  “CLOUD HIS MIND”.. (with alternatives or understanding the public’s concerns?) FIRST they denied Jan […]


POSSIBLY TRULY CLEVER MUNICIPAL CORRUPTION? ( Cambridge Council?)

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January 4, 2017

Keep in mind the dictionary definition of corruption. It doesn’t have to be brown paper bags full of money changing hands as in the Karl Heinz Screiber / Brian Mulroney style. “Riddled with errors” is also a definition of corruption. I would add that deceit, deception and manipulation of the public for self-serving purposes are […]


Clean bill of health for Drayton site ( from June 16/2011

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January 2, 2017

Cambridge Times JUNE 16-2011 City of Cambridge has decided to waive the need for a record of site condition where the new Cambridge performing arts centre will be built. It’s a move at least one neighbour is concerned about. Planner Phil Garrod, representing Southworks Factory Outlet Mall, told council his client has a concern that […]


There’s no valid excuse to drink and drive – (not even for Councillor Pam Wolf)

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December 30, 2016

“Cambridge Coun. Pam Wolf says she’s “disappointed” to have been found guilty of having care and control of a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit.” (CTV Kitchener, Published Thursday, October 17, 2013) “Under the guidelines of the Municipal Act, it’s up to each municipality to create a code of conduct for councillors, […]


Council ‘let the devil loose’ by easing rules

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December 13, 2016

  Council has set an ill-conceived precedent that it will not enforce their own rules opening the door to others who might conclude that they need not worry about complying with councils bylaws rules or restrictions.   Cambridge Times Re: Article titled “Council gives builders a break on restrictions” published Dec. 1. My comments are […]


Another example of how City Hall Cambridge deals with/ discourages “FOI ” requests !!

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December 11, 2016

  On the topic of…Freedom of Information requests being DENIED… Please click on the attachment below.. I also requested under FOI back in 2010… when it was brought to my attention that the Mayor was running his 2010 Mayoral Campaign out of our City Hall…WHICH IS TOTALLY AGAINST THE LAW! I requested email from approx […]


Corruption at City Hall? ( coincidence ??.. you decide )

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December 11, 2016

Rationale lacking for $12.5M library project: Liggett Freedom of Information requests denied…    Nov 06, 2014 http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/4962372-rationale-lacking-for-12-5m-library-project-liggett/     (Editors note.. any wonder why Craig’s puppets are ostracizing and voting against Jan Leggitt.. She was targeted from the get go!!!!!!!).. **********   Corruption at City Hall? by Scot Ferguson By Staff| January 28, 2015 | 14 Comments | Filed under: […]


“THE VOTER IS BOSS”

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December 10, 2016

  *Editors Note* I recently received this email below.. Interesting read.. This took place during the questionable 2010 Election which found all the old boys club voted back into office, along with a few that quickly joined said ” OL’ BOYS CLUB”… ( the attachment did run in the KW Record print version, which quickly […]


Regarding the 2017 budget and City Manager Gary Dyke

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December 8, 2016

Regarding the 2017 budget City Manager Gary Dyke said “there is no way to bring down the proposed tax hike other than to cut services”   Interesting, how City Manager, Mr. Dyke seems unable to contain City expenditures and resultant Tax increases…   City Manager Dyke, in 2015 collected a 15.5% ‘Year over Year’ increase in remuneration – more than 3-times […]


New rule ‘undermines transparency’ of council

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December 1, 2016

Cambridge Times Regarding Times’ Nov. 22 editorial (titled “Was it the right decision?”)about the pros and cons of Cambridge council’s new procedural bylaw, which bans council members from attending closed-door committee meetings to which they’re not appointed. Clearly this was a wrong decision. In the end, it was passed by a slight 5-4 vote majority; […]


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